This is the website of the Repton Parish Neighbourhood
Development Plan. Here you'll find information about:
What the plan is
Who is involved
How to get in touch
What is the project plan and what is our progress towards our goal
See below the table of consultation documents for an
explanation of the neighbourhood development plan and the process
used in its creation. Click on this button for a brief
Neighbourhood Development Plan has now reached the last stage of
public consultation. The plan is required to undergo a period
of at least 6 weeks where members of the public and interested
parties are invited to comment on the version known as the
Pre-Submission Draft. Following this, the responses will be
collated and reviewed. If the comments and arguments are
compelling, the plan will be revised prior to submission, first to
South Derbyshire District Council (the local planning authority),
then to an independent examiner. If the examiner judges the
plan to be 'sound', it will then proceed to a public referendum.
Click on the link below to see the Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Development
Repton Parish Council invites comments on the Pre-Submission Draft
Neighbourhood Development Plan. These must be returned no
later than 20th March 2017. Please use the form below.
This may be emailed to
or paper copies may be left at the Parish Council Offices (details:
) or in a box at a variety of shops and other retail businesses in
In the process of producing the
Development Plan a great deal of research and
consultation has taken place. All documents in this process
have been give a unique number; a Consultation Evidence File (CEF)
number. The plan itself is number one. The link below is
to the table that
lists the documents.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Development Plan is a way a community can help
guide the development of where they live. It is a
statutory document which, if formally adopted through an
examination and referendum process, has to be considered
when considering new development. It gives the
community a say in how they would like the parish to change.
Who is involved
We need your help!
Ideally the whole community is involved.
That means all the residents of the parish of Repton,
including the villages of Repton and Milton. The plan
is formally produced by the Parish Council, who have formed
a steering committee. The next level is the working
group, who will actually do most of the activity.
After that comes all the residents and other interested
parties, such as businesses. The working group
will be aiming to get as much input as possible from
everyone who lives in the parish.
Neighbourhood Plan and Developments in Repton and Milton
in Repton and Milton should be controlled by the South
Derbyshire District Council (SDDC) Local plan but at the
present it is exists as an adopted Part 1 and a draft Part 2
which has not yet been formally
adopted (adoption expected in mid 2017).
The Local Plan
Part 1 contains provision for 100 houses in the Longlands area of
Repton but more are proposed in Part 2.
three developments in this area have been approved.
Trent and Dove Housing
Association have built 33 houses with 24 being “social” off
Milton Road and Miller Homes have approval for 40 homes off
Management have been granted permission for 76 homes off Mount pleasant Road
linking with the Miller Homes development off Longlands and
although part of the site is outside the draft Local Plan
Part 1 area for housing development this was approved, on the
Planning Committee Chairman’s casting vote. The developer
arguing that as the local plan had not been formally adopted
and as SDDC has not identified sufficient development land
there was a presumption for development.
A further proposal by the Church Commissioners for
another 52 houses adjacent to Springfield House on Milton
Road, again outside the draft Local Plan area, has now been
Without this proposal, 148 new houses will be constructed in Repton
Village when only 100 are required by the adopted Local Plan.
Neighbourhood Plan, when approved by a local referendum and
an independent inspector, has the same legal standing as the
adopted Local Plan it supports and any developments are
constrained by both documents. The Village Design Statement
produced in 2005 did not have this standing and is only
advisory for both the developers and SDDC planners.
Neighbourhood Plan will add specific policies for Repton,
(not just housing and design but also aspects like open
spaces, transport, education, leisure and the community, the
local economy and the environment) to the more general SDDC
Local Plan policies. The Neighbourhood Plan must reflect the
considered interests of Repton residents through a wide
engagement and review process culminating in a formal
referendum run by SDDC.
How to get in touch
Use the CONTACT US
button at the top of the page to see email and phone details of the steering committee and working
What is the project plan
Use the PROGRESSS button at the top of the page to
see the timescales and how we are moving closer to our final
We really need input from as many people as
possible. To help with that we'll be running a survey.
Click on the SURVEYS link at the top of the page to see this.
We are not the first community to try to produce a neighbourhood plan.
There is a huge amount of helpful information on the internet.
Click on the LINKS button at the top of the page to see some of